Hamburg Street (Baltimore Light Rail station)

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Hamburg Street
Station statistics
Address 1102 South Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Line(s)
  Light Rail
Hunt Valley – BWI Marshall
  Light Rail
Hunt Valley – Cromwell
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened 1998
Owned by Maryland Transit Administration
Services
Preceding station   MTA Maryland   Following station
Light Rail
Hunt Valley – BWI Marshall
toward Hunt Valley
Light Rail
Hunt Valley – Cromwell

The Hamburg Street station is one of 33 stops on the Baltimore Light Rail. The station is located south of Camden Yards, adjacent to M&T Bank Stadium. The station did not exist when the light rail began operation in 1992. It was built in 1998 as an infill following the construction of the stadium. At that time, since portions of the light rail line had only one track, thereby forcing trains to run on a tight schedule, the stop was used only for stadium events and bypassed at all other times. But in 2005, when the south end of the light rail was double-tracked, the Hamburg Street stop was converted into full-time usage.[1]

The cost of constructing the Hamburg Street station was approximately $6 million, 20 times the average amount of a light rail stop. This was in part because of a pedestrian bridge that had to be constructed to allow access to the stadium.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Double-tracking of Central Light Rail Line begins". The Daily Record (Baltimore). 2002-07-09. Retrieved 2008-05-30. 

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Coordinates: 39°16′43″N 76°37′13″W / 39.2787°N 76.6202°W / 39.2787; -76.6202